This ZF39 type scope was made by K. Kahles in Wien. These 4×60 sniper scopes were given the code “cad” during WWII. They were used on SSR, LSR and high turret mounts (like this one).




For once, this is not a WW1 or WW2 sniper scope. This K.Kahles H/4×60 scope with side mount was part of a Nicaracuan Contract and mounted on Hämmerli K.31 sniper rifles (only 100 were ordered).


Here is a ground-dug K.Kahles 4×60 wearing the war-code “cad”. The recoil ring tells that this scope was mounted on its K98k with a LSR mount. To some people, these dug scopes are just a piece of junk. For me these items are really interesting. While we’re seeing more and more fakes in our small collecting world, these pieces coming from the ground don’t lie on their history.